The Maroon

Students abroad return early amid outbreak

Junior Robert Prasso poses by the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. Passo was one of the students abroad sent home due to the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Robert Passo.

Jc Canicosa

March 6, 2020

Business junior Robert Prasso began his semester abroad in Pavia, Italy in mid-February. Two weeks later, Prasso was forced to travel back home and self-quarantine due to the spreading coronavirus.“Right now, I’m just camped out in a house in Long Island in a really small community, so IR...

Tulane establishes COVID-19 research treatments to develop vaccine

Outside the Tulane National Primate Research Center where researchers are working to develop a treatment for Coronavirus. It could be up to a year before a vaccine is developed. Photo credit: Tess Rowland

Tess Rowland

March 3, 2020

The state of Georgia reported its first two coronavirus patients, pushing the number of infected people in the U.S. to 105, according to NBC News. This fear and concern has prompted Tulane researchers to bring live samples of the Coronavirus to the Tulane Primate Center on the Northshore, where they...

Tulane searches for response amid coronavirus outbreak

As of Feb. 22, there are 77,700 total cases of people infected with coronavirus with a death toll of 2,300. There are still travel restrictions to and from China. Photo credit: Sam Lucio

Sam Lucio

March 2, 2020

Amid the growing worldwide concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak, Tulane University is keeping an eye on new developments while also trying to put forth a plan for the university and for their students. Recently, Tulane University sent a campus-wide email to students and faculty alerting them...

New Metairie Mardi Gras route angers residents

As of this year, all Metairie parades, except the ones on Mardi Gras day, will line up on Bonnabel Blvd. The route change has led to heavy traffic and angry residents Photo credit: Sam Lucio

Sam Lucio

February 29, 2020

Metairie's shift in parade routes caused controversy despite the spirit of the Mardi Gras season. In the past, parades in Metairie would line up outside of Clearview Mall and end near Winn-Dixie. However, this year, Metairie parades, except for the ones on Mardi Gras day, have changed their route...

Louisiana has record-breaking year for organ donations

Cardiac sarcoidosis patient Anthony Rhoda receives a new heart. Rhoda was one of many to be an organ recipient in Louisiana. Courtesy of Anthony Rhoda.

Erin Snodgrass

February 16, 2020

Anthony Rhoda is no stranger to hospital stays. He spent his 39th birthday in the hospital. He spent Father’s Day 2019 in the hospital. And he spent the Fourth of July in the hospital. But Rhoda got to spend Christmas with his family after receiving a heart transplant in June of 2019. Three years...

Non-profit honors local high school student

Above Ashley Code was awarded a donation from her highscool, Holy Cross. Below is the logo of The Ashley Code Project, a non-profit started in Ashley's honor. Courtesy of the Code family.

Lily Cummings

February 14, 2020

Local high school student Ashley Marie Code was described by her family and friends as a young woman who loved playing piano, spending time with family and God, and she was determined to cure cancer before she knew it would take her life. Ashley lived a relatively normal life until her junior year...

Loyola honors Trayvon Martin on what would have been his 25th birthday

Students commemorate what would have been the 25th birthday of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 6. The Arizona tea and the Skittles they have was a symbol of his innocence during his aggressor, George Zimmerman's trial. Gabriella Korein/The Maroon.

Ver Lumod

February 11, 2020

In honor of what would have been Trayvon Martin's 25th birthday, Loyola students from a variety of campus organizations gathered to commemorate his life. Martin, a 17-year-old black man, was fatally shot in 2012 while walking home from a convenience store in Florida. The neighborhood watch coordinat...

Coronavirus outbreak leaves law professor in quarantine

Loyola Law Professor Chunlin Leonhard sits on a plane out of China, her faced covered with a medical mask in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Andres Fuentes

February 9, 2020

Loyola law professor Chunlin Leonhard had her dreams of studying Chinese law cut short due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Now, she’s under a two-week quarantine period at a U.S. Air Force base. Leonhard was excited to study ancient Chinese dynastic contract law issues under her Fulbright scholar...

Loyola law professor under coronavirus quarantine

Loyola Law Professor Chunlin Leohard's office sits empty on Feb. 7 while the professor remains in coronavirus quarantine in California after evacuating Wuhan, China. Leonhard does not have any symptoms of coronavirus, according to media outlets, but is under federally mandated quarantine for two weeks.

Andres Fuentes and Rose Wagner

February 7, 2020

Hundreds of Americans have evacuated out of Wuhan, China to escape the growing coronavirus outbreak. One of those evacuees is Chunlin Leonhard, a professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  Leonhard landed back in the United States on Thursday but remains under a two-week federall...

New Orleans activist reflects on a life in social justice

Malik Rahim sits in the living room of his Algiers home. Rahim fought for civil  rights as a member of the Black Panthers. Photo credit: Gabriella Killett

Rae Walberg

February 7, 2020

Lifetime activist Malik Rahim has made his Algiers home a personal museum of his life in social justice. The living room walls are covered with posters of his past campaigns, ranging from the Louisiana Black Panther Party to his work in environmental justice. On the ground are various decor pieces,...

Protestors gather on St. Charles after Trump acquittal

Attendees of an impeachment protest hold a sign on St. Charles Avenue out front of Loyola University on Feb. 5, 2020. The protest follows President Trump's acquittal.

Brendan Heffernan

February 5, 2020

Protestors gathered on St. Charles Avenue Wednesday night to protest the impeachment acquittal of President Donald Trump. Protestors of all ages lined the busy street chanting, "Dump Trump!” and "Lock him up”, while carrying signs expressing their disapproval of the senate's decision. Various ...

Car break-ins leave Uptown resident fed up

After a car break-in, glass from the smashed driver's side door of Dustin Walker's car lays scattered across the inside of the car. This was the third time Walker's car was broken into in Uptown New Orleans.

Tess Rowland

February 5, 2020

For Dustin Walker, parking directly in front of his home in Uptown New Orleans comes with a huge amount of risk in the form of car break-ins. In the past month, the windows on his brand new Toyota Tacoma truck needed to be replaced three times.  The first incident occurred on Jan. 6 around midnight. Walker aw...

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